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Grassroots Men and Children Speak Out - Women's Empowerment is Progress for All!

“COFAPRI is truly giving power to our wives, daughters, and our sisters and girls in our villages here. This helps them primarily, but it also helps us all with our families." - Bukanda Isaac, DR Congo.



Children's Education in Sierra Leone - Overcoming Challenges

Wurrie Kenda has grown up in Kroo Bay without any education. She is now at the Community School and is learning quickly. It is children like Wurrie that make WYCF's school such a special place....



Empowering Survivors in DR Congo

Help Safe World Field Partner, COFAPRI, to support rape survivors and their children in the mountain villages of Eastern DR Congo.

World News

Frederic Kazigwemo served time in jail for killing several people in 1994 | Photo: Benjamin Duerr/Al Jazeera

Rwanda genocide survivors back reconciliation

Mbyo is a Reconciliation Village, located one hour's drive from the capital of Kigali. Murderers and survivors of the Rwandan genocide, are neighbors. Attempting to rebuild the country.
Caroline Murphy

UK Heiress walks away from fortune after rift over her plans to turn firm into a co-operative

I have been vocal in my belief that leadership of this business must include those working on the ground if it is to continue to deliver for the clients who have placed their trust in us over the years.

International Women's Media Foundation: 'Protect Confidentiality of Sources'

IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation) urges the Supreme Court to recognize journalists' protection against compelled disclosure of confidential sources...
Pari Gul

The Afghan policewomen taking on the Taliban

The tiny but growing number of policewomen in Afghanistan not only risk death in the line of duty, they also face personal attack from extremists, and bigotry within the ranks

Field Partner News


Starting Young - Teaching Children's Rights in Tanzania

We promote Child Rights Clubs in schools, covering issues such as child marriage, FGM, domestic violence, disabilities, street children.... Last year, 7000 children participated...

Alliance News


Partnering for advocacy in rural Kenya

Pastoralist Child Foundation and the Fly Sister Fly Foundation partnered for an advocacy campaign in Samburu County. They held interactive sessions on early marriages, FGM/C, and challenges girls face in the pastoral nomadic community.

Save Rizana : Write to the King

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Rizana Nafeek is a young Sri Lankan immigrant maid who has been sentenced to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia.

She was left in charge of a baby, who choked to death, and Rizana was accused of murder.

Rizana was 17 at the time, couldn't speak the language & had an unfair trial...

Please write to His Royal Highness King Abdullah, seeking a pardon on behalf of Rizana Nafeek:


Salutation: Your Majesty

His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,
Office of His Majesty the King,
Royal Court, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 403 1185


His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud,
Minister of the Interior,
PO Box 2933,
Airport Road Riyadh 11134, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: + 966 1 403 1185

Copies to:

President, Human Rights Commission

President, Human Rights Commission,
Bandar Mohammed Abdullah Al-Aiban,
P.O.Box 58889,
King Fahad Road,
Building No.373,
Riyadh 11515,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 461 2061

Saudi Mission to the UN

Saudi Mission to the UN,
UN Plaza,
10th Floor New York,
NY 10017
PH: 212 557 1525
Fax: 212 983 4895

If in the UK, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the U.K

30 Charles Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7917 3000

If in the USA, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the US

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Avenue,
NW Washington,
DC 20037

Main Number: (202) 342-3800

Consulate/Visa Section: (202) 944-3126

Medical Office: (202) 342-7393

After hour Emergency No: (202) 469-1700

Commercial Office: (202) 337-4088

Saudi Information/Press Office in the United States

Information/Press Office: (202) 337-4076

Open during regular business hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Closed for Federal and Islamic holidays.

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Rizana Nafeek - The Story

Sign the Petition to save Rizana Nafeek

"The death of a baby is one of the most heartbreaking and tragic experiences for anyone to go through. It is easy to want to blame someone.

To have a baby die in your arms is also traumatic for anyone of any age, especially a young girl, alone and far from home, without any support. And then to be blamed. And sentenced to death. This is beyond anything imaginable.

My heart goes out to the family whose baby died and my heart cries for Rizana. I implore the baby's father and His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to have compassion for Rizana Nafeek. As the only two people who have the power to save her, I appeal to them to act humanely and let Rizana return home to her family, whose hearts are also bleeding for the loss of their child."

Chris Crowstaff,
Founder, Safe World for Women.

Chris's baby son died in 2004.